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French Intern Studies Small Business Marketing at Midwestern Winery


Objectivity, energy and a new perspective—these are the strengths that South Dakota State University interns bring to Schadé Vineyard and Winery near Volga, according to owner and operator Nancy Schade. For Marine Bezault, a graduate student...
21-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Improving Beef Quality Through Maternal Nutrition


Manipulating a cow’s nutrition level during the second trimester can alter the carcass composition of her offspring, according to South Dakota State University meat scientist Amanda Blair. Fetal programming is the concept that during fetus...
30-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Put Lean Bison Meat on Your Family's Menu


Incorporate more lean protein into your diet by opening the pages of "Bison: My Way!" cookbook. Discover creativity and nutritional know-how as Kristin Olson shows how to enhance the true American food. The cookbook contains 25 recipes featuring...
28-Jul-2014 8:30 AM EDT

Freezing Blueberries Improves Antioxidant Availability


Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb. Anthocyanins, a group of antioxidant compounds, are responsible for the color in blueberries,...
22-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Drying More Corn for Less Money


Drying the maximum amount of corn with the least amount of energy—that’s what engineering manager Brent Bloemendaal of Brock Grain Systems in Frankfort, Indiana, needed to give his company a competitive edge in the marketplace. To do that, he...
16-Jul-2014 10:20 AM EDT

Poetic Imagery Rooted in Research


Though people might think creative writers rely solely on imagination and emotion, creative writer Christine Stewart says, “any given piece might have a huge variety of research in it.” She sometimes put as much as five hours of research into...
10-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Developing Better Vaccine for Mutating Virus in Cows


It can incorporate a cow’s genes or another virus into its genome. It can lead to production of a persistently infected calf that sheds the virus its entire life. Despite yearly vaccinations, one to 15 percent of a herd can test positive for...
3-Jul-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Filtering Wastewater More Efficiently


The largest city in the Dakotas now saves an estimated 1 million gallons of water a day, thanks to a wastewater filtration project done in collaboration with the South Dakota State University Water and Environmental Engineering Research Center, the...
26-Jun-2014 4:50 PM EDT

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‘The Devil Is in the Details’: Documenting Carbon Sequestration in Borneo


It’s that time of year again—the dry season in southeastern Asia when smoke and particulates from Indonesian peat swamp fires on the island of Borneo drift across to neighboring countries. Indonesia is trying to reduce carbon emissions, but...
28-Aug-2014 4:20 PM EDT

Helping Farmers Adapt to Changing Growing Conditions


Spring rains that delayed planting and a cool summer have farmers concerned about whether their corn will reach maturity before the first frost. Two new online decision-making tools available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Useful to...
11-Aug-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Bringing Fiber Optics to Electronic Components


Fiber optics increased the speed and quantity of information that can be transmitted through the Internet by transforming electrical signals into pulsating light. The same can be done within laptops and other devices by using organic materials...
28-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Fighting Malaria Using Environmental, Disease Data


21-Apr-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Combating Malaria Using Environmental, Disease Data


Dealing with malaria is a fact of life for more than 91 million Ethiopians. Each year four to five million contract malaria, one of the biggest health problems in this poor country. Through a five-year, $1.7 million grant from the National...
15-Apr-2014 2:10 PM EDT

Getting the Gut to Grow: Nutrition Experts Help Children with Short Bowel Syndrome


Parents of children with short bowel syndrome measure their outcomes by the centimeters of intestine that remain after surgery. Many of these children live on intravenous nutrients and fluids, in combination with formula by a gastric tube in and a...
10-Mar-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Chemical Weapons Allegations May Be Game Changer in Syrian Conflict


3-Sep-2013 12:00 PM EDT

Fire Fighters Stretched Thin -- PL5, Says Wildfire Expert


27-Aug-2013 10:00 AM EDT

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